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143 community events listed

Tue 26 October

Cupcake Day

Organisation: RSCPA

Cupcake Day for the RSPCA is the biggest bakeoff in the Southern Hemisphere and involves Cupcake Cooks around Australia baking cupcakes and hosting a Cupcake Party to raise vital funds for the RSPCA.

Location: National

Website: www.rspcacupcakeday.com.au/

26 October - 01 November

(date to be confirmed)

Herbal Medicine Week

Organisation: National Herbalists Assoc Australia

Herbal Medicine Week promotes the use of herbal medicines. This annual event is held by the National Herbalists Association of Australia and is spreading like wild herbs as a very popular event held nation wide.

Location: National

Website: www.herbalmedicineweek.com.au/

Wed 27 October

(date to be confirmed)

National Kidsafe Day

Organisation: Kidsafe

National Kidsafe Day aims to increase awareness of unintentional childhood injuries and their prevention, as well as the important work of Kidsafe - the Child Accident Prevention Foundation of Australia, in public education, advocacy and research into the causes and prevention of unintentional childhood injury.

Location: National

Website: kidsafe.com.au/national-kidsafe-day/

Wed 27 October

World Day for Audiovisual Heritage

Organisation: United Nations

World Day for Audiovisual Heritage is a reminder to preserve our visual and audio documents that have become the primary records of the 20th and 21st centuries.

Location: International

Website: www.un.org/en/observances/audiovisual-heritage-day

Wed 27 October

(date to be confirmed)

Big Cake Bake

Organisation: Red Cross

Big Cake Bake is a delicious way to raise funds for Red Cross and help <i>bake the world a better place.</i>

Location: National

Website: www.bigcakebake.org.au/

Phone: 1800 652 635

Thu 28 October

(date to be confirmed)

Blue Knot Day

Organisation: Adults Surviving Child Abuse (ASCA)

Blue Knot Day is ASCA's national awareness day celebrated in October every year. On this day, ASCA asks all Australians to unite in support of the 5 million Australian adult survivors of childhood trauma and abuse.

Website: www.blueknot.org.au/BlueKnotDay

Donate online

Fri 29 October

Day for Daniel

Organisation: Daniel Morcombe Foundation

Day for Daniel is Australia's largest child safety education and awareness day. Held annually on the last Friday of October, Day for Daniel honours the memory of Daniel Morcombe. Register your school, early learning centre, workplace or community group today!

Website: www.danielmorcombe.com.au

Phone: 1300 326 435

Sat 30 October

(date to be confirmed)

National Bandanna Day

Organisation: Canteen

This year's National Bandanna Day aims to raise $1.7 million to help young people living with cancer. The theme for this year's event is "Attitude is Everything - Buy It, Wear It". By selling, buying and wearing bandannas, you can show your support for young people as they fight cancer.

Website: www.canteen.org.au/bandanna-day/

Sun 31 October

Howl-o-ween

Organisation: World Animal Protection

This Halloween World Animal Protection are calling on animal lovers to bring together their friends, families, work colleagues and school buddies to host a Howl-o-ween event and raise funds to help protect animals from suffering around the world.

Website: www.worldanimalprotection.org.au/

31 October - 01 November

Samhain (Summer's End)

Meaning 'summers end', Samhain is an ancient Celt festival marking the beginning of winter/the Celtic new year.

Location: International

November 2021

Mon 01 November

International Drug Users Day

International Drug Users Day aims to raise awareness and increase action to address the needs of people who use drugs.

Location: International

Website: www.nuaa.org.au/

01-30 November

Asbestos Awareness Month

Organisation: Asbetsos Diseases Research Insitiute

Asbestos Awareness Month aims to educate Australians about the dangers of asbestos in and around homes because Australia has one of the highest rates of asbestos-related diseases in the world.

Website: www.asbestosawareness.com.au/

01-30 November

E-Tea

Organisation: Epilepsy Action Australia

November is epilepsy awareness month and this year we want you to celebrate with E-Tea! Register to host a morning or afternoon tea with family, friends or colleagues for delicious treats, laughter, fun, fundraising, and of course to generate awareness of epilepsy. Hosting a E-Tea event is a great way to fundraise while sharing some delicious treats, laughter and games. Simply choose what you'd like to do on a day in November and at a time that best suits you!

Location: National

Website: www.epilepsy.org.au/fundraise/e-tea/

Phone: 1300 37 45 37

01-30 November

(date to be confirmed)

Learn On The Loo

Organisation: WaterAid Australia

The average person spends 10-15 minutes on the toilet every day - that's almost 8 hours a month. To raise funds and awareness for the 1 in 3 people worldwide who don't have access to a decent toilet, WaterAid is inviting Australians to dedicate their toilet time during November to learning a new skill. Memorise, meditate, or master your way through the month, ask friends to sponsor you, and help WaterAid reach some of the poorest and most marginalised people on earth who still don't have access to a decent dunny.

Location: National

Website: www.learnontheloo.org.au

Phone: 9001 8262

Donate online

01-30 November

Lung Health Awareness Month

Organisation: Lung Foundation Australia

Lung Awareness Month is used to promote lung health and focus on the impact of lung disease in the Australian community.

Location: National

Website: www.lungfoundation.com.au/

01-30 November

World Vegan Month

Ever considered going vegan, but not sure where to start? Vegan Month is dedicated to educating about vegan eating and lifestyles, and encouraging you take give it a go. Take part by eating and living vegan, being kinder to the environment, stopping animal crueltly, and living a healthier life!

Location: International

Website: www.vegansociety.com/whats-new/events/world-vegan-month-and-world-vegan-day

01-30 November

National Novel Writing Month

Organisation: Office of Letters and Light

National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo) is a fun, seat-of-your-pants approach to creative writing. On November 1, participants begin working towards the goal of writing a 50,000-word novel by 11:59 p.m. on November 30. Valuing enthusiasm, determination, and a deadline, NaNoWriMo is for anyone who has ever thought fleetingly about writing a novel.

Location: International

Website: nanowrimo.org/

01-30 November

Movember

Organisation: Movember Foundation

Movember is an annual, month-long celebration of the moustache, highlighting men's health issues, specifically prostate cancer and depression in men. Mo Bros, supported by their Mo Sistas, start Movember (November 1st) clean shaven and then have the remainder of the month to grow and groom their moustache. During Movember, each Mo Bro effectively becomes a walking billboard for men's health and, via their Mo, raises essential funds and awareness for Movember's men's health partners.

Website: au.movember.com/

Thu 04 November

Diwali

Diwali is a festival of lights celebrated by Hindu, Jain and Sikh religions.

Location: International

Fri 05 November

International Volunteer Managers Day

International Volunteer Managers Day is a day to let those volunteer managers know that the spirit of volunteerism is enhanced and enabled by them - and to thank them.

Location: International

Website: volunteermanagersday.org/

Sat 06 November

International Day for Preventing the Exploitation of the Environment in War and Armed Conflict

Organisation: United Nations

Damage to the environment in times of armed conflict impairs ecosystems and natural resources long after the period of conflict, often extending beyond the limits of national territories and the present generation.

Location: International

Website: www.un.org/en/observances/environment-in-war-protection-day

07-13 November

(date to be confirmed)

National Others Week

Organisation: Global Care

Held from the first Sunday in November, NOW encourages people to find a way to help someone, whether it's a random act of kindness or a planned activity. Because as the NOW motto says - life is a team sport!

Location: National

Website: globalcare.com.au/national-others-week/

08-14 November

(date to be confirmed)

National Psychology Week

Organisation: Australian Psychology Society

National Psychology Week (NPW) is an APS initiative that aims to increase public awareness of how psychology can help people and communities lead healthier, happier and more meaningful lives.

Website: www.psychology.org.au/for-the-public/Psychology-Week

08-14 November

National Recycling Week

Organisation: Planet Ark

National Recycling Week aims to improve the positive environmental outcomes of recycling by increasing community awareness, increasing collection rates and reducing contamination. Local councils, businesses and community groups are encouraged to join in throughout the week.

Website: recyclingweek.planetark.org/about/

08-14 November

National Cervical Cancer Awareness Week

Organisation: Australian Cervical Cancer Foundation

Our National Cervical Cancer Awareness Week is used to raise funds and promote awareness and education around cervical cancer and the impact it has on Australian women and their families every year. Currently Australia is on track to be the first country in the world to eliminate cervical cancer by 2035, but only if we aren't complacent and women stay on top of their cervical health.

Location: National

Website: www.accf.org.au/

Phone: 1300 727 630

Address: PO Box 1008 FORTITUDE VALLEY QLD 4006

08-14 November

Perinatal Depression and Anxiety Awareness Week

Organisation: Panda

Since 2005 PANDA has been leading the perinatal mental health sector in promoting the Week to raise awareness about perinatal anxiety and depression, including signs to look for and where to go to seek support.

Location: National

Website: www.panda.org.au/awareness/pnda-awareness-week

Donate online

Wed 10 November

(date to be confirmed)

World Vegan Day

Organisation: WVD Melbourne

Becoming vegan is the best way to help animals, the environment, and your health - and it's easier than you might think. There are a number of reasons why people choose to go vegan. The most popular ones are: <ul> <li>It eliminates suffering and saves the lives of thousands of animals; <li>It boosts your health and increases your life expectancy; and <li>It's a lot kinder to the planet.</ul>

Location: International

Website: worldveganday.org.au/

Wed 10 November

World Science Day for Peace and Development

Organisation: United Nations

This is a day to celebrate the responsible use of science to further the advancement of peace and development across the world.

Location: International

Website: www.un.org/en/observances/world-science-day

10-16 November

International Week of Science and Peace

Organisation: United Nations

The International Week of Science and Peace was first observed during 1986 as part of the observance of the International Year of Peace. The organization of events and activities for the week was undertaken as a non-governmental initiative; the secretariat for the International Year of Peace was informed of the preparatory activities and the final summary of events that occurred during the week. The organizers sought to encourage the broadest possible international participation in the observance.

Location: International

Website: www.un.org/en/observances/world-science-day/week

Thu 11 November

Remembrance Day

Remembrance Day (11 November) marks the anniversary of the armistice which ended the First World War (1914-18). Each year Australians observe one minute silence at 11 am on 11 November, in memory of those who died or suffered in all wars and armed conflicts.

Location: National

Website: www.awm.gov.au/commemoration/remembrance/

Fri 12 November

World Pneumonia Day

Organisation: United Nations

World Pneumonia Day seeks to raise awareness of pneumonia as a public health issue and help prevent the millions of avoidable child deaths from pneumonia that occur each year.

Location: International

Website: stoppneumonia.org/

Sat 13 November

World Kindness Day

Organisation: Australian Kindness Movement

The purpose of World Kindness Day is to look beyond ourselves, beyond the boundaries of our country, beyond our culture, our race, our religion; and realise we are citizens of the world. As world citizens we have a commonality, and must realise that if progress is to be made in human relations and endeavours, if we are to achieve the goal of peaceful coexistence, we must focus on what we have in common.

Location: International

Website: www.theworldkindnessmovement.org/

Sun 14 November

World Diabetes Day

Organisation: International Diabetes Federation

The World Diabetes Day campaign is an event used to increase understanding of diabetes, and to raise funds for research.

Location: International

Website: worlddiabetesday.org/

14-22 November

(date to be confirmed)

Neighbourhood Watch Week

Organisation: Neighbourhood Watch

Neighbourhood Watch (NHW) Week is an annual event held throughout Australia and New Zealand. The purpose of the event is to increase membership and spread awareness on the benefits of belonging to a local NHW group, as well as to inform people on general safety and home security tips. Get in contact with your local NHW group or state police to find out what events are planned in your area.

Location: National

Website: www.nhwa.com.au/newsmedia/nhw-week/

Phone: 0428 377 901

Mon 15 November

World Day of Remembrance for Road Traffic Victims

Organisation: United Nations

Every year more than 1 million people die from a traffic crash. This day is used to remember those who have died on the roads, and to remind the public to be careful when driving.

Location: International

Website: www.worlddayofremembrance.org/

15-22 November

(date to be confirmed)

Australian Food Safety Week

Organisation: Food Safety Information Council

The theme of Australian Food Safety Week will be 'Is it done yet? Using a thermometer to check if your food is cooked safely'. We will be encouraging consumers to buy and use food thermometers to cook food safely with the aim of reducing the 4.1 million cases of food poisoning in Australia each year. Events will be held around the country. The 2020 theme will be 'Food Safety - it's in your hands' where we will be building upon the good behaviour established during the COVID-19 pandemic so we can continue to reduce the amount of foodborne disease.

Location: National

Website: www.foodsafety.asn.au

Phone: 0407626688

Address: PO Box 6316 KINGSTON ACT 2064

15-23 November

(date to be confirmed)

Alopecia Awareness Week

Organisation: Variety - the Children's Charity

Variety - the Children's Charity is all about helping Aussie kids be kids! Variety is championing Alopecia Awareness Week, raising awareness and raising funds to provide wigs to children effected by the condition. You can get involved by donating your hair to be made into a wig or hold a fundraiser to purchase a wig for a child.

Location: National

Website: aaaf.org.au/alopecia-awareness-week/

Tue 16 November

International Day for Tolerance

Organisation: United Nations

The International Day of Tolerance promotes respect, dialogue, cooperation and tolerance of all cultures.

Location: International

Website: www.un.org/en/observances/tolerance-day

Wed 17 November

World Prematurity Day

Organisation: National Premmie Foundation

A day to raise awareness of babies born prematurely.

Location: International

Website: www.facebook.com/WorldPrematurityDay

Thu 18 November

World Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease Day

Organisation: United Nations

A day to highlight the incidence and prevalence of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) - more commonly known as emphysema and chronic bronchitis.

Location: International

Website: goldcopd.org/world-copd-day/

18-24 November

(date to be confirmed)

Antibiotic Awareness Week

Organisation: NPS MedicineWise

Antibiotic Awareness Week is an annual, global event to raise awareness about the serious health issue of antibiotic resistance. The week encourages people around the world to use antibiotics responsibly.</p>

Location: International

Website: www.nps.org.au/antibiotic-awareness

Fri 19 November

World Toilet Day

Organisation: World Toilet Organisation

World Toilet Organisation created World Toilet Day (WTD) to raise global awareness of the struggle 2.6 billion face every day without access to proper, clean sanitation. WTD also brings to the forefront the health, emotional and psychological consequences the poor endure as a result of inadequate sanitation.

Location: International

Website: worldtoiletday.org/

Fri 19 November

World Philosophy Day

Organisation: United Nations

World Philosophy Day's objective is to encourage the peoples of the world to share their philosophical heritage and to open their minds to new ideas, as well as to inspire a public debate between intellectuals and civil society on the challenges confronting our society.

Location: International

Website: www.un.org/en/observances/philosophy-day/

Sat 20 November

(date to be confirmed)

National Ag Day

Organisation: National Ag Day

Whether city or bush-based, Australians are all motivated to create a better future for our families and our environment. We all live in the same modern world and share the same progressive values. It's these values that drive our farmers to produce high quality food and fibre everyday for all Australians and the world. So, this AgDay help us celebrate that in fact, we are all a part of the same cycle, all moving in the same direction.

Location: National

Website: www.agday.org.au

Address: 1 Woolworths Way BELLA VISTA NSW 2153

Sat 20 November

Universal Children's Day

Organisation: United Nations

Universal Children's Day is observed as a day of worldwide fraternity and understanding between children.

Location: International

Website: www.un.org/en/observances/world-childrens-day

Sat 20 November

Africa Industrialization Day

Organisation: United Nations

Africa Industrialisation Day aims to mobilise the commitment of the international community to the industrialisation of Africa.

Location: International

Website: www.un.org/en/observances/africa-industrialization-day

20-28 November

Social Inclusion Week

Organisation: Play It Forward

CONNECT, COLLABORATE & CELEBRATE! <p>Social Inclusion Week aims to help all Australians feel included and valued, giving everyone the opportunity to participate fully in society. Created by Dr Jonathon Welch AM, founder of the award winning Choir of Hard Knocks, Social Inclusion Week is about connecting local communities, workmates, family and friends, in order to build and strengthen relationships or networks and address isolation and exclusion of those who may be marginalised.

Location: National

Website: www.socialinclusionweek.com.au/

Sun 21 November

World Television Day

Organisation: United Nations

This day celebrates the ways television has helped to increase world communications, as well as the implications it has had on social and cultural development.

Location: International

Website: www.un.org/en/observances/world-television-day